Janet Jackson made a rare public appearance for the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience in Dubai on Friday, Oct. 31 Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Vogue & The Dubai Mall

It's been too long!  

Janet Jackson returned to the red carpet in a rare appearance at the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience on Oct. 31, in Dubai. The pop icon, 48, has not been spotted out since attending the amfAR 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS event in France way back in May 2013. 


The "Miss You Much" singer, who secretly wed billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012, wore a modest all-black long-sleeved ensemble for the event.


Jackson swept her super-long auburn hair into a high ponytail, which made her fierce cheekbones pop even more. 


Jackson's makeup artist, Preston Meneses, provided a close-up shot of the singer's striking makeup look, revealing an intricate henna design on her fingers. "Such a wonderful time here in #Dubai with my sis :) painted by me," he captioned the picture via Instagram. 

Jackson's public appearance was right on time, as her fellow pop-icon Beyonce coincidentally dressed up like her for Halloween. The "Flawless” singer, 33, dug into Jackson's Rhythm Nation archives for an all-black inspired look, with her daughter Blue Ivy dressing up as Michael Jackson in red sequined band jacket and black pants.

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